Ritesh, Ghaziabad, Media Consultant
ACL Reconstructions The Importance of Correct Rehab
I had my ACL Reconstruction done at Ghaziabad in June 2011. I was told by my local Orthopaedic Surgeon that a Specialist from Delhi would come and perform the surgery. After the surgery, I was in hospital for 2 days and put in a brace with my knee straight (as per guidance of the local doctor) for 2 weeks. This was very uncomfortable. I traced Dr Misra through the internet to Clinic to confront him with what I thought was a wrongly done surgery by him! To my utter surprise, he made me bend my knee the very same evening and started me on an aggressive rehabilitation regime under the expert guidance of Dr Prateek Gupta. Two weeks later my knee felt almost normal! I saw other patients moving their knees the very next day after surgery at Clinic.
From my experience, I would suggest that such specialist procedures should best be done under direct guidance of able teams such as the one at , even if it means a bit of logistical inconvenience and expense. Their understanding and experience with the Knee & Shoulder mechanics and rehabilitation is very advanced. The only thing - they are not Media Savvy!
Shiv Kumar Sharma, Meerut, Sportsman
ACL Reconstructions - A Painless, Stitchless Experience
I was walking with a torn ACL for approximately 3 years. Several surgeons had dissuaded me from the operation, explaining that my knee would never be normal again despite surgery. On the advice of a Senior local Orthopaedician, I gathered the courage and underwent surgery under Dr Amit Misra’s care. As I could not afford Apollo, he was very kind to operate me at a good local hospital in Noida. I must emphasise that he maintained very high standards of care – the surgery was smoothly conducted, no pain & I was discharged (walking with support) within 24 hours. Dr Prateek took over my care the very next day. I stayed at Manav Ashray, a local residential facility for patients from outside Noida – I was normal within 2 weeks. This is a set of highly professional, caring and experienced doctors who infuse a lot of confidence.
ACL Reconstruction - Back to Professional Weightlifting, National Power Weightlifting Champion, 2012
I injured my knee towards the end of my 2011 Powerlifting calendar. Doctors said it was a torn ligament. Though I was advised surgery, I was afraid and thus tried carrying on for the next 3 months. My performance dipped and I was getting depressed. I met Dr Misra at Clinic. It was a very reassuring meet which instilled confidence of the possibility of returning to my competitive sport after surgery. I strictly adhered to the rehabilitation protocol set out by, post surgery. I returned to sport after approximately 10 weeks. Within 3 months of returning I picked up the National Gold Medal in Power Lifting.
It was an unbelievable comeback - a BIG thank you to Dr Misra, the Team and my family who supported me throughout these tough times. I remain in touch with Dr Prateek & Dr Misra for all health related issues!
Multiple Ligament Reconstructions - Happily Married in time!
I was travelling in Jodhpur and met with a road traffic accident wherein I dislocated my knee. After first aid and plaster at a local hospital, I was flown by my office personnel to Delhi. My mentor and supervisor (Rajshree) contacted Dr Misra at Noida. I was impressed by the detail which he went through explaining the injury on a knee model, the arthroscopic treatment and the post operative rehabilitation regime. My main worry was that I was scheduled to get married in 6 weeks! I stayed for a day at Apollo Hospital, Noida and thereafter for three weeks at Manav Ashray, a centre for outstation patients in Noida. At Manav Ashray, Dr Prateek (from Clinic) put me through a structured rehabilitation regime, which involved 30-45 minute sessions daily. I regained almost complete knee movements in 6 weeks and was ready for my marriage! If one were to see photographs of my knee (completely dislocated) at the time of the accident (whilst I was lying on the road), this could be regarded as nothing short of a miracle.
Mrs Vohra, Senior Citizen, Noida
Shoulder Pain & Weakness - Fed up of Medicines and Physiotherapy,
I suffered from unrelenting pain in my right shoulder for approximately six months. Every doctor or physiotherapist that I would visit would simply term it as a Frozen Shoulder and either prescribe me medicines, exercises or sometimes both. I had almost given up until I visited an Orthopaedic Surgeon through a good friend. All credit to this surgeon – he was honest with me and told me to meet Dr Misra at who specialises in Keyhole Shoulder Surgery. Past experiences had made me depressed, anxious and very suspicious of new doctors. It took me two visits to Clinic to get convinced of undergoing a Rotator Cuff Repair. I would give full marks to Dr Misra & his team in the way I was treated at hospital and thereafter during Physical Therapy Regimes. He explains things very well and in detail. I thus knew what to expect at every stage. I am now pain free and have almost normal movement – Bless Him!
Bowling in Cricket became a huge problem
I use to suffer from a click and pain in my bowling arm on throwing the ball. This problem progressed to a point that I stopped going for my club cricket matches. I learnt of Dr Misra and travelled overnight to meet him. After a detailed explanation, I underwent a shoulder arthroscopy the very next morning and was in the train, back home, the same night! There were just three small holes which never needed stitches – I was back to playing in 2 months. Remarkable advancements indeed!
Prashant Tyagi, Modinagar
A Very Sympathetic & Economical Experience
I approached Dr Misra for surgery for my shoulder which used to dislocate very often. On learning the costs involved, I was extremely disappointed, as I was in no position to afford. Dr Misra assured me with help and told me to meet him 3 days later. He had organised my surgery at a small hospital (where he otherwise does not operate) within a minimal budget. Dr Prateek Gupta, never charged me for the Physical Therapy sessions thereafter. Two years later, I am still very grateful to them. They pick up my phone immediately!
7 months of Shoulder Pain – An Injection & Exercises at worked like a Miracle,
I wandered across the NCR with a Painful Shoulder for approximately 7 months. Periarthritis, Frozen Shoulder, Fibromyalgia - all sorts of diagnosis. I followed physiotherapy sessions for weeks... no relief. Stumbled across . Was explained with the help of models and diagrams that I had an inflamed muscle end. An injection followed by a single session of exercise education (which I then followed at home) solved the problem like a miracle. I would go this doctor even for a common cold!
Mrs Lagos, Nigeria.
Focus & Clarity – A very successful Shoulder Replacement,
My Mother in Law fell and broke her shoulder in Nigeria. We wanted the best treatment possible and contacted Dr Misra over the phone. After reviewing the Xrays over email, he explained the options and their consequences in detail. He helped make our decision (but never forced one upon us). A week later he performed a Shoulder Replacement at Apollo Noida. His explanation of the post operative course was so clear that we knew what to expect (for e.g. when the stitches would be removed, when would she move her shoulder, etc) at regular intervals. She is moving her arm normally thanks to the Team. Very Professional, excellent communication and very empathetic.
Mr Neogi, Noida
Back to Golf after a Shoulder Replacement
I fell last November and met my Family Physician who could not find anything wrong with my painful right shoulder. 3 weeks later, I went back to him as I was unable to move this arm. He referred me to Dr Misra. I seemed to have suffered a rare dislocation of the shoulder which had probably gone undetected for 4 weeks. I was operated upon by Dr Misra after a month (as I was found to be medically unfit for surgery at the time). I was back to an active lifestyle within a couple of months. I was very happy with my treatment and outcome. Since then, I discovered that many of my friends and colleagues attend the Clinic for a variety of problems. Dr Prateek also deserves special mention for his patient and focused dedication in rehabilitation.
Dr Bisaria, IMA President, Noida
Passed the Doctor Test with Distinction! – Wife’s Knee Replacements Very Successful,
Dr Misra performed Replacement Surgery on both knees of my wife in 2011. The surgery and its attendant rehabilitation was explained very well and I must say that this is a very important factor in patient recovery. My wife knew what to expect at every stage. His technical skills, bedside manners, communication skills and ability to put patients at ease are par excellence. The results with my wife and several patients in and around Noida have been wonderful.
Ichro Iino (MD Hitachi India) - Disabling Back pain
I was suffering from very severe low back and buttock pain not responding to medicines and exercises elsewhere. My second in command took me to Dr Misra who swiftly diagnosed the problem. An injection in the spine along with supervised exercises by Dr Prateek over a fortnight solved the problem completely. I am back to playing 18 holes and pursue a strenuous daily routine without any problem. I am grateful to the team and am in touch with them periodically for reassurance.